Last Thursday I did my News and Views ffrom the Nefarium about the increasing signs that the (out)house of Saud may be in deep trouble, and not only in trouble, but on the menu, refering to this Daily Bell analysis of a recent article by F. William Engdahl:
The sequence of events has, indeed, been interesting. There have been suggestions that the (out)house of Saud was persuaded by some in Washington to drastically lower the price of oil as a means of economic warfare against Russia, and some have alleged that ther Suadis were also also hoping to pull the rug from underneath the emerging American fracking industry. Either way one slices it, it has left Riyadh in a financial mess, with the (out)house of Saud actually having to issue bonds to cover it budget deficits.Additionally, it is now recognized - and hae been for some time - that the Saudis have been sponsors of a great deal of Islamic terrorist organizations and front groups.
Here, as elsewhere, one is getting a set of mixed messages. Perhaps sensing the "sea change" of attitudes, the (out)house of Saud - and my thanks to a listener of News and Views for correcting me on this point - then hypocritcally announced that it was putting together and intending to lead a new coalition of Muslim states against terrorism:
The problem with the coalition, however, is that it appears, according to some sources, that some of the nations allegedly on the list of coalition partners, didn't even know they were part of a coalition:
The last article from RT puts it bluntly:
The international community has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s initiative to create a coalition against terrorism. However, its “military and ideological” role has been met with confusion even among members, some of whom didn’t know they were included.
Pakistan, one of the coalition members announced by Saudi Arabia, has denied its participation. Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry told journalists that he got to know of the coalition through news reports, adding that Pakistan was not consulted about it, Dawn newspaper reported on Wednesday. He added that Islamabad was seeking details about the misunderstanding.
Malaysia, another Muslim country which was put by Riyadh in the list of the 34 participants, also denied taking part in the military alliance. Malaysian Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein told journalists that Kuala Lumpur will not join Riyadh, however it will continue to be part of the international fight against terrorism, the Rakyat Post reported.
So what's going on? I suspect, in my high octane speculation, and as I suggested above, the (out)house of Saud may be sensing that something has changed, that there has been a "deep shift" in the deep geopolitics of the world, and that it may now be "on the menu." After all, one cannot fight a "war on terror" without addressing its principal sources, and the (out)house of Saud is one of them. There was recently another indication that this "sea change" may indeed be occurring, and it came this way:
And within the USA of course, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump made recent reference to the ties between the Bush family and the Saudis, highlighting again the murky connections of that nation to the 9/11 events. Threats against the pope only highlight the real degree of paranoia and fanaticism of the various groups supported by Riyadh and the ultimate aims of the regime itself.
So why the annoucement from the (out)house of Saud, when it had to have known that its grand coalition was lacking the participation - and even the knowledge - of two key members, i.e., nuclear Pakhistan, and Malaysia? In my high octane speculation of the day I suspect that it is because one is looking at a regime increasingly desperate, and factionalizing. It is now involved in expensive wars which, coupled with its welfare state, have forced it to issue bonds. In that atmosphere, it's a desperation move. And Riyadh knows, ultimately, it cannot sustain a concerted military effort by the West or anyone else, to seize its oilfields and leave the regime sitting high and dry. Even blowing up the oil fields won't help, because the only thing that would accomplish would be to revivify Russian production, resurrect the American fracking industry, and leave Iran, its hated enemy, in the catbird seat. And it knows the enemies is has created knows this too. Worse, it also knows that the entire regime is ripe for indictment for crimes against humanity. It has, basically, one thing left to offer the world, and that's the terrorism and brutality for which it is justifiably infamous, and its "anti-terror" coalition is rightly seen for the hypocrisy that it is.
...and its sponsored organizations have just declared war on the papacy...
See you on the flip side...
(My thanks to all of you who supplied these and other articles about this story)